I love fresh radishes. I buy a "bunch" of them, greens on, rather than the baggie and they're milder and sweeter. A little salt and I leave a few out on my counter and pop one in my mouth when I go into the kitchen; love the bright red color too, it calls to me, LOL.
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7/1/19 11:09 A
@SUNNYCALIGIRL I have cut way down on the snacks since I started IF 12:12. I believe snacking is where my eating has gone sideways at times. I have been a competition powerlifter in the past and would like to get back to that but it will take a lot of work and time (a year or so) to get back to where I am able to powerlift again. I'm trying to focus on hydration and keep it raw if I do snack. Thank you for your honest opinion! I appreciate it!
I don't snack! I guess my pre-workout snack is either breakfast or lunch and my post-workout snack is either lunch or dinner, depending on whether my workout is in the morning or afternoon.
I don't see how a snack is necessary, unless you are training to be a super athlete, that competes. If you are, kudos to you, I think that's awesome.
I guess I don't believe all the snack hype because when I was in HS and had a gym class, there was no such thing as a pre or post workout snack--you were just expected to do whatever gym class was doing and whenever your class was scheduled--first class in the morning, immediately after lunch, or last class of the day. I survived somehow! What shocks me is that the only water provided to students came from the drinking fountain and we weren't allowed to have beverages in classrooms. I am big on hydration!
Edited by: SUNNYCALIGIRL at: 6/25/2019 (12:45)
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There are a lot of good ideas for veggies here already but I'll add tzatziki for a dip idea - plain Greek yogurt, garlic, diced cucumber, lemon juice, dill, and a little salt if you're using it. So yummy.
I love veggies like cucumber, bell pepper, broccoli, radish, etc. dipped in hummus or a homemade ranch dip (2% plain greek yogurt, garlic powder, onion powder, dill, salt & pepper and maybe a squeeze of lemon or drop of milk to thin a little).
Celery & peanut butter is always a classic!
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26,249 4/20/19 12:22 A
visit a farmers market. fresh local grown tastes best. season with herbs. there are non fat dips, salsas hummus. homemade dips, seasoning mixes can be made per taste or per dietary needs (low salt, sugar free etc)
I really like cold steamed broccoli - as in, it's been steamed to crisp-tender, and then chilled, like left over from the night before. For whatever reason, I can eat that all the time.
I also really enjoy cold steamed green beans. I like how they squeak when you eat them!
Sugar snap peas, definitely. Pepper strips (I don't like the little baby peppers - I dislike eating around the seeds and stems). Really fresh, crisp snow peas. Roasted beats, chilled, peeled and sliced. Baby cucumbers cut into spears.
If you don't mind getting in a few dips, there's a really good one made mostly from fat-free greek yogurt that I love with celery: 3/4 c. fat free Greek yogurt 1/4 c. crumbled blue cheese pinch of salt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1-2 garlic cloves, finely minced or run over a microplane 2 tablespoons Kraft Avocado Oil mayonnaise
It makes 6 servings, 55 calories each (3.1g fat, 1.4g carb, 4.1g protein). I top it with a couple of dashes of hot sauce for a sort of Buffalo dip for my celery. I used to hate celery as a kid, until I discovered that *fresh* celery (as opposed to slightly old, bendy celery) is quite tasty, especially with this dip and if I'm craving a salty crunch.
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trying to avoid repeats- i like thin jicama sticks with lemon/lime juice and a tiny bit of salt, sugar snap peas, roasted chickpeas (you can flavor them in so many different ways), kale chips, cherry tomatoes on their own, or cherry tomatoes + cucumber +/- chickpeas + basil + evoo.
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4,160 4/7/19 3:03 A
I love those mini bell peppers! Radishes are also a nice crunchy snack. Both have lots of flavor just on their own.
I also love making veggie salads (non-lettuce) with cucumber, cherry tomatoes, peppers, olives,(and whatever other veggies you like!) and those mozzarella pearls or feta or other crumbly cheese. A bit of olive oil is all it needs to be fantastic!
For a delightful addition top with fresh basil leaves (whole or sliced).
You can also do roasted veggies with olive oil in the oven - mushrooms, broccoli, brussels sprouts, zucchini, parsnips, and onion chunks. A sprinkle of salt and pepper and you're golden *grin*
You can also take celery root (celeriac) or rutabaga and slice them into fries, toss with olive oil and salt, and bake until tender or crispy to preference. Very tasty as french fry substitutes, and good with ketchup even!
sugar snap peas, celery, broccoli, peppers, cherry tomatoes, etc.
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